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Obituary and Classmate
Died in Oakes, N.D
Cause of Death - Lung Cancer
September 16th, 2011
From Grand Rapids Herald-Review:
Bollum of Oakes, N.D., passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in her
home. She was 61 years old.
Vicki was born on Aug.
10, 1950 at Austin, Minn., to Mark and Avis (Nelson) Jorgenson. She
graduated from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn. After graduating
from high school, she worked for WDGY radio station in the Twin Cities,
Minn., area, before she ensured passenger flight safety as a flight
attendant with United Airlines for over 11 years. Vicki was united in
marriage to Perry Bollum Oct. 6, 1984 in Bemidji, Minn. In 2008, they
moved from Grand Rapids, Minn., to Oakes, N.D., where Vicki was employed
at Sweets & Stories, The Waltzing Quilter, and Quilted Blessings & Gifts
when it changed ownership.
The most important
part of Vicki's life was her three boys. She enjoyed hearing from them
on a regular basis and keeping up with their many activities.
Vicki was an excellent
quilter and was lauded by her students for her outstanding skills as a
quilting instructor. Vicki was an exceptional cook and enjoyed baking
for family and friends as well as canning and preserving a large variety
of fruits and vegetables from the family garden. Other passions
included, the celebration of Christmas, cheering on the Minnesota
Vikings and working on counted cross-stitch projects.
Vicki was preceded in
death by her parents.
She is survived by her
husband Perry; three sons, Major Nicholas Bollum, USAF of Sacramento,
Calif., Jacob Bollum of Grand Forks, N.D., and Lucas Bollum of Oakes.